Preliminary Agreement with Robinson Terminal South Developer
Acting City Manager Mark B. Jinks announced today that the City has reached preliminary agreement with developer EYA, to require that barges be used, rather than trucks, to haul nearly all fill and excavation material during the redevelopment of the Robinson Terminal South warehouse into townhouses and multi-family units.
The Virginia Supreme Court today upheld the Alexandria Circuit Court’s dismissal of Burke v. City Council, the last remaining lawsuit challenging the zoning underlying the City’s Waterfront Plan. The Court found that the Plan had been lawfully adopted by Alexandria City Council.
If you missed the Community Forum on Criminal Justice and Community Partnerships that the Alexandria Police Department participated in during January, don’t worry.
Alexandria Police Chief Earl L. Cook is coming to a neighborhood near you in April (Details forthcoming) for a smaller, less formal question and answer session.
Join the Chief, have a cup of coffee, and bring your questions!
Draft Environmental Impact Statement Completed
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new Potomac Yard Metrorail Station is now available for public review and comment, marking a major milestone in the City of Alexandria’s vital transit and economic development initiative.
“This is a significant point in a critical project,” said Mayor William D. Euille. “The Draft EIS reflects extensive community input and staff expertise, and will help City Council make the best decision regarding a new station and location. We thank the Federal Transit Administration, the National Park Service, and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority, for their partnership and teamwork to reach this day.”
Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Alternatives (courtesy image)
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board of Directors have approved a public hearing on the proposed Potomac Yard Metro Station in Alexandria (PDF). The upcoming hearing will be on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Cora Kelley Recreation Center, located at 25 West Reed Avenue in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria.
Alexandria Chamber members and staff joined Mayor Euille and former Governor Gilmore in welcoming Hunting Creek to King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Click on the image for a larger view.
Owner Mike Nayeri, who also owns a La Lucia, has renovated the former Notting Hill, Les Galois space and turned it into a warm and welcoming steak house.
After the ribbon cutting, Chamber guests were treated to a delicious sampling of Hunting Creek selections.
Happy birthday, Metro! 39 years ago today on March 27, 1976, D.C.’s Metrorail system opened its doors to the first 4.2 miles of service along the Red Line, which was from Rhode Island Avenue to Farragut North.
See the video above and photos below from Metro’s first week in service…